Reports Vary on How Many Dentists Accept Denti-Cal
A recent report from health care consultant Barbara Aved found that only 25% of California's general dentists participate in Denti-Cal, the dental program under Medi-Cal, the state's Medicaid program. The report -- which was commissioned by dental plans LIBERTY Dental and HealthNet -- was based on 2011 Denti-Cal claims data. However, the Department of Health Care Services reports that about two-thirds of dentists participate in the program. The article was produced by the California HealthCare Foundation's Center for Health Reporting. The center is supported by a grant from CHCF, which publishes California Healthline.
- "How Many Dentists Accept Children on Medi-Cal? Depends on Who You Ask" (Bazar, "State of Health," KQED, 12/7).